Annual Meeting 2020

October 28-31, 2020

51st Annual Meeting of the American Pancreatic Association
October 30 – November 1, 2020

Registration is Complimentary – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Continuing medical education credits will be provided for this activity.

The APA 2020 Virtual Meeting will feature a hybrid of live and on-demand virtual experiences. View the live schedule of invited speakers on the Program tab. Presentations will be pre-recorded with live discussion following. Over 200 original research presentations will be showcased in an ePoster Gallery located in the on-demand section complete with Spotlight Videos, a Virtual Exhibit Hall and networking opportunities for attendees to engage at their leisure.  The on-demand meeting content will be accessible to attendees through an easy to navigate virtual platform beginning October 30th.

 

The APA 2020 Annual Meeting will take place virtually.

Please make plans to join us in November 2021 at the Eden Roc, Miami Beach, FL

51st Annual Meeting of the American Pancreatic Association
October 30 – November 1, 2020

Registration is Complimentary – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Continuing medical education credits will be provided for this activity.

The APA 2020 Virtual Meeting will feature a hybrid of live and on-demand virtual experiences. Over 200 original research presentations will be showcased in an ePoster Gallery located in the on-demand section complete with Spotlight Videos, a Virtual Exhibit Hall and networking opportunities for attendees to engage at their leisure.  The on-demand meeting content will be accessible to attendees through an easy to navigate virtual platform beginning October 30th.

All times shown are Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Scientific Schedule
Friday, October 30, 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pm EDT | Hirshberg Symposium
Moderators:
Anil K. Rustgi MD | Columbia University Irving Medical Center
O. Joe Hines MD | David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
     Molecular Classification of PDAC
     Eric A. Collisson MD | University of California San Francisco
     Computational Biologic Approaches to PDAC
     Raul Rabadan PhD | Columbia University Irving Medical Center
     Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and PDAC
     Oliver Venn DPhil | GRAIL, Inc.

 Saturday, October 31, 2020

10:00am – 11:00am EDT | Role of the Tumor Microenvironment in PDAC
Moderator:
Marina Pasca di Magliano PhD | University of Michigan 
     Stromal Activation in Pancreatic Cancer
     David A. Tuveson MD, PhD | Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
     Nerves and Pancreatic Cancer
     Timothy C. Wang MD | Columbia University Irving Medical Center
     Desmoplastic Roles in Pancreatic Tumorigenesis Via Nutritional Support & Immunosuppression
     Edna Cukierman PhD | Fox Chase Cancer Center

11:00am – 12:00pm EDT  | Insights into the Initiation and Etiology of Pancreatitis
Moderator:
Guy E. Groblewski | University of Wisconsin
Miklos Sahin-Toth MD, PhD | BU School of Medicine
     Initiation and Etiology of Pancreatitis: Evolving Epidemiologic Concepts
     Dhiraj Yadav MD, MPH | University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
     Alcohol and Smoking-Induced Pancreatitis
     Minoti Apte PhD | University of New South Wales
     Role of Calcium/Calcineurin
     Sohail Z. Husain MD | Stanford University

12:00pm – 12:15pm EDT | Awards Ceremony

12:15pm – 12:30pm EDT | Afternoon Break

12:30pm – 1:30pm EDT | Immunology and Immunotherapy in PDAC: New Insights and Progress To-Date
Moderators:
Min Li PhD | University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Zobeida Monserrate PhD | The Ohio State University 
     The Immune System and its Role in Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis
     Gregory L. Beatty MD, PhD | Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
     Role of Microbes in Pancreatic Diseases
     Florencia McAlllister MD | MD Anderson Cancer Center
     Obesity and Inflammation in Pancreatic Cancer Promotion
     Guido Eibl MD | David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

1:30pm – 2:30pm EDT | Progression of Pancreatitis
Moderators:
Péter Hegyi MD, PhD | University of Pécs
Melena Bellin MD | University of Minnesota
     Pediatric Pancreatitis: Insights into the Progression from Acute to Chronic Pancreatitis
     Aliye Uc MD | University of Iowa
     Endoscopic Management of CP
     Martin Freeman MD | University of Minnesota
     Medical Management of CP
     Darwin Conwell MD | The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center

Sunday, November 1, 2020

10:00am – 10:30am EDT | Paul Webster Lecture
Introduction: Margaret Tempero MD | University of California San Francisco
     Genomics Era in Pancreas Cancer:  Truth or Fiction?
     Eileen M. O’Reilly MD | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

10:30am – 11:15am EDT | Novel and Emerging Therapies in Treatment of PDAC
Moderators:
Margaret Tempero MD | University of California San Francisco
Anirban Maitra MBBS | MD Anderson Cancer Center
     Promising Immunotherapy Combination Therapies on the Horizon for PDAC
     Gulam A Manji, MD, PhD | Columbia University Irving Medical Center
     KRAS Wild Type Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma – A Patient Population Enriched for Actionable Mutations
     James Abbruzzese MD | Duke University School of Medicine

11:15am – 11:45am EDT | Frank Brooks Lecture
Introduction: Aida Habtezion MD, MSc | Stanford University
     Immune Mechanisms and Their Role in Influencing the Outcomes of Pancreatitis: Cytokine Storm, SIRS-CARS
     Julia Mayerle MD | LMU Munich

11:45am – 12:15pm EDT | Afternoon Break

12:15pm – 1:00pm EDT | Perspective on Outcomes in Pancreatitis
Moderator:
Pramod Garg MD | All India Institute of Medical Sciences
     Role of Lipases in Organ Failure and AP Outcomes
     Vijay Singh MBBS | Mayo Clinic, Arizona
     Current Status of Acute Pancreatitis in Japan – Analysis of Nationwide Epidemiological Survey
     Atsushi Masamune MD, PhD | Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine

1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT | Surgical Approaches in PDAC
Moderator:
Kyoichi Takaori MD | Kyoto University
     When is the ‘Optimal’ Time to Operate on Advanced Disease?
     Timothy R. Donahue MD | David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
     Patient and Surgical Factors Associated with Survival
     Carlos L. Fernandez del Castillo MD | Massachusetts General Hospital
     Pancreatic Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic
     Claudio Bassi MD | Verona University

2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT | New Therapeutic Strategies in the Treatment of Pancreatitis
Moderator:
Anna S Gukovskaya MD | David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
     Pancreatitis in Patients with Lipid Disorders
     Markus M. Lerch MD | University of Greifswald
     PERT
     Chris E. Forsmark MD | University of Florida
     Calcium Channel Blockade as New Therapeutic Agent in Treatment of Pancreatitis
     Stephen J. Pandol MD | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

3:00pm – 3:20pm EDT | APA Business Meeting


The APA 2020 Abstract Submission Deadline has expired.

If you have any questions, please email apa@apapancreas.org.



Young Investigator Travel Grant

Due to the cancellation of the in person APA 2020 Annual Meeting, there will not be Young Investigator Travel Grants being offered.

We look forward to 2021 when we can hopefully gather in person!

VIEW EXHIBITOR PROSPECTUS

Join our virtual exhibit hall and reach our attendees in new ways. The APA Annual Meeting is the cornerstone of our organization and is widely regarded as the “can’t miss event” for pancreas specialists from all over the world. Enthusiasm for this year’s virtual meeting is on the rise as we expect more than 600 pancreatologists, endoscopists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, oncologists and basic scientists from over 24 countries to join us.

The APA 2020 Virtual Meeting will present and discuss current clinical and laboratory research related to pancreas diseases. Our virtual meeting will merge sought after content with high-level speakers in an easy to navigate online platform. Sponsors and exhibitors will have built in opportunities to engage with attendees without having to sacrifice days out of the office. This is an excellent opportunity to reach a broad base of physicians
and researchers, in a low stress environment, who are looking for new and novel therapies for the treatment
of pancreatic diseases.

Contact us for more details apa@apapancreas.org

Registration for the APA 2020 Virtual Meeting to be held October 30 – November 1, 2020 will open soon!

Previous Programs

Past APA Conferences

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Consensus Conferences

It has become tradition to host symposium on items of interest to a specific sub-set of our attendees. We do these pre-meetings immediately prior to the start of the Annual Meeting. They have become a way to gather experts in a particular field and publish guidelines for patient care.

It has become tradition to host symposium on items of interest to a specific sub-set of our attendees. We do these pre-meetings immediately prior to the start of the Annual Meeting. They have become a way to gather experts in a particular field and publish guidelines for patient care.

(2014) Acute Pancreatitis: Progress & Challenges

(2014) APA/Kenner Family Research Fund: Early Detection of Sporadic Pancreatic Cancer Summit Conference

(2013) State of the Science in Idiopathic Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis

(2012) Evidence-based Guidelines for the Management of Acute Pancreatitis

(2011) Practice Guidelines in Chronic Pancreatitis

(2010) Interventions in Pancreatic Necrosis